Compensation & Benefits Survey

Don’t let employee compensation become a barrier to employee engagement. Use our wage survey to make sure you are inline with the market.


200+ survey jobs

  • Hourly production, support, and management wages
  • Executive, office, and sales salaries
  • Wage increase percentages and premium pay practices
  • Participant profile, ranking your wages against participants
  • A complimentary workshop on how to interpret the survey
  • Plus! The Manufacturing Trends Report

The 2023 Survey Features

200+ participating companies

The Manufacturers Alliance is pleased to present the Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey©. This survey report is rich in features designed to enable you to assess your company’s compensation and benefits. In 2023, 213 companies with a combined total of over 65,000 employees in the Twin Cities metro and surrounding areas submitted compensation and benefits data for the survey.



We want to hear from you! We are always looking for ways to make the Wage Survey better. If you have suggestions for jobs you would like to see included in future surveys, or suggestions for other ways we can improve the Survey, please fill out our Wage Survey Feedback Form.

“The Manufacturers Alliance salary survey is valuable to us because it is local, detailed and has a high participation rate. It is a very important tool, especially in a tight labor market. ”

Ed V., President/Owner, Branches LLC

“Finding valid and accurate local wage surveys is so important to ensuring that the overall structure within an organization remains competitive.”

Lynda F., HR Manager, Northwire, Inc.

“The wage survey is the single most useful tool I have used in the HR Department for the last 15 years. The level of detail and categories to consider for geographical location, industry and industry size is particularly useful. Well worth the money and the time to present your own data for the next survey.”

Kristen M., Director of Human Resources, Featherlite Trailers


The Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey© does not disclose information that could be associated with an individual survey participant. All survey data submitted by participants is protected at all times and provided on the basis that the data will be confidential. Our survey is administered in partnership with Altura Consulting Group and in compliance with anti-trust guidelines.